For years I have been contemplating a really long bicycle tour.
Growing up my first overnight trips away from home were bicycle tours with friends, involving camping or staying in youth hostels. I have great memories of those days. Later in life, I was grinding on mountain bike trails on short day trips to stay in shape. Now, I feel, the time has come to combine both experiences.
What better place, than to try the Great Divide. On paper this trail sounds epic. 2750 miles, climbing 5 times the height of Mt. Everest, that’s a lot. But, those are just numbers. Along those many miles, there is an amazing amount of wild and remote back country to take in. For most of us this will be a once in a lifetime experience.
So here I am. Old, overweight and out of shape. The bike ride will change all of that. That’s my hope.
If you want to follow that adventure you can do so at bikeeatsleepblog.wordpress.com.